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Two Former Srpska Servicemen Face War Crimes Charges

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News / Region | 07.12.22 | access_time 14:54

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The Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina charged two Sarajevans, Marinko Vidovic and Pera Vujovic, on suspicion of having committed war crimes against civilians in the area of Ilijas, in the summer of 1992, the Bosnian prosecutors reported on Dec. 7.

According to the indictment, Vidovic and Vujovic, members of the intervention platoon of the 1st Light Infantry Brigade of the Army of Republika Srpska, together with other persons, killed 12 Bosniacs and inflicted severe injuries on another two in the village of Ljesevo, near Ilijas, on June 5, 1992.

The Bosnian prosecution office went on to say in a release that women and elderly persons were among the victims, most of whom were from the Fazlic, Masnopita and Avdukic families. The defendants are also charged with having burnt Bosniak homes in the village of Ljesevo, and with capturing at least 100 persons, men, women and children, who were taken to a prison in the village of Podlugovi.

Vidovic and Vujovic are charged with a crime against humanity.

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